Fiorentina take on Cagliari Calcio in Serie A without Dusan Vlahovic on Sunday. The Viola striker is missing from coach Vincenzo Italiano’s squad and may be one of two unnamed players who have contracted Covid.
The fact that this is not explicitly stated invites speculation. There were actually enough of those around the Serbian striker recently. Hardly a day goes by in Italian sports media without news about Vlahovic and a possible transfer. For the longest time, Arsenal FC was most specifically interested. But now the daily newspaper published in Florence is writing The nationthat the 21-year-old decided to move to Juventus.
38 goals in the last 58 Serie A games
The interest of the dethroned Serie A subscription champions is well known, after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo the old lady is looking for a striker with the built-in goal guarantee. Vlahovic, who has scored 38 goals in his last 58 league games for a club outside Italy’s absolute elite, fits the bill perfectly. According to the regional newspaper, a change is even conceivable in winter. With that, Vlahovic would have already played his last game for Fiorentina as the international break follows after the game in Cagliari.
Juventus’ top earners soon?
However, the deal is difficult to imagine in the remaining days of the changeover period because Juventus would find it difficult to find a high transfer fee and first have to make room in the salary budget. Among other things, Arthur Melo and Aaron Ramsey would probably have to give way. According to the Gazzetta dello Sport Juventus are preparing an offer that should net Vlahovic up to €7m a year. In Italy, these figures are always net. According to some sources, the Serb would even be the top earner at Juventus. Nevertheless, a change will probably only be more realistic in the summer. Then Vlahovic will only be under contract in Florence for one more year.